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EPO Refuses Patent Application Naming an “AI Inventor”

The EPO has recently refused two patent applications that designated a machine as the inventor: EP18275163 and EP18275174 . In both of these cases the inventor was designated as a machine called “DABUS”, which is, according to the applicant, a particular type of connectionist artificial intelligence. The first invention in this case related...

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The Patent Power Struggle in Surgical Robotics

This article was originally published on Med tech Innovation News and remains their copyrighted material. Follow this link to read the full article Not everyone who works in the field of intellectual property understands how important it can be in terms of influencing a market. Nor do they realise how important it...

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Petri Dish of the Day: Appetite Increases for Lab-grown Meat Patents

“Fifty years hence, we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.” —Winston Churchill, 1931 Worldwide meat consumption is projected to soar to 73% by 20501 due to a rapidly rising population....

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How to Scale a Successful Food & Drink Business

On 21 November 2019, GJE hosted a panel discussion with John Eastaff, Investment Director at Peter Jones TV, Adam Sopher of Joe & Seph’s popcorn and Raheel Rehman of Annabel Karmel baby food who provided their top tips for starting and scaling food and drink businesses in today’s crowded and...

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Patents and Polymorphs

Patents directed to a specific compound polymorph can be a great way to obtain second- or third-line protection for lead candidates, and they usually will outlast earlier composition of matter filings by a few years.The EPO does grant patents relating to polymorphs, but not all applications are ultimately successful. Josh...

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